Sometimes planning a wedding will be incredibly straightforward and go as smooth as glass, but that describes perhaps less than half a percentile of the entire global human population. Choosing the person to be the officiant for your wedding is not really any different, as it may be very easy for some people, but for others it involves a lot of effort and a process to find the right person for the job. Whoever may be honorable enough to receive the duties must come with a level of maturity that others are not capable of achieving as the wedding officiant has an incredible amount of sway over the proceedings of the big day. It is the understatement of the year to purport that you need to be completely comfortable with this person, as these duties require implicit trust with the sensitivity of the ceremony. Raleigh has plenty of options for officiants, so all you have to do is a little searching. Below is a guide which should serve to help you in this regard.
It is important as a first step to become accustomed to the marriage laws regarding wedding ceremonies in the state of North Carolina, or specifically, the Wake County laws if necessary. North Carolina is pretty straightforward when it comes to officiants. Marriages in North Carolina are able to be officiated by a magistrate or court official, a church authorized minister, or a minister ordained by any religious denomination, and even the Universal Church of Life.
The first option that is gaining a lot of popularity is choosing a friend or family member. If you are looking for a specific personal touch, this will definitely be the road you want to go down. Be cautious though, as this option may appear deceiving if the person is not fully capable of handling the duties, there is more to being an officiant than meets the eye. Not only will you be cutting the costs of an officiant, but you will have an officiant you are already predisposed to, and most likely trust enough to handle the duties. Just make sure this person will handle the duties with all due respect and dignity to you and your guests, no inappropriate jokes need to be had unless, of course, that is something you wish to have at your wedding. If you choose this route, your loved one can become an ordained minister on the internet via the Universal Church of Life, or if applicable by state, you can gain a form that temporarily permits you official status for the sake of the wedding. However, you will want to use caution moving forward with this option, as the legalities are not totally clear in the state.
You will want commence with officials closest to you or your wedding in proximity. Get a good feel of each candidate's personality, and ask if they are available to begin with.
If you are going to plan a religious ceremony, this may be really straightforward for you. If you don't already have a family clergymen and a church venue, then you will want to search for local houses of worship which has beliefs that suits your denomination. Schedule interviews with each head clergymen, and discuss your wedding, and the church's specific religious rules regarding marriage ceremonies. If you do not like the location, or the cleric, or a combination of both, you should not consider this person.
The key factor to remember is that you really ought to be completely comfortable with this person that you choose to be your officiant. Do not go forward with a candidate if you foresee this candidate becoming an issue.
Check out some great Raleigh area wedding Officiants:
North Carolina Wedding Minister